Monday, July 23, 2012

What You Need To Know About Bible Prophecy Book Review

Book Review of What You Need To Know About Bible Prophecy
  by Max Anders
"12 Lessons That Can Change Your Life"


     Why do I need to study prophecy?  Are prophecies to be understood literally or symbolically?  Rapture?  Millennium? This book will answer these questions and many more.  Inside this guide you will find:
  • 12 lessons that can be completed in under an hour each
  • Real-life application of biblical truth
  • Explanations of prominent Christian views on each topic 
  • Easy-to-teach lessons, including previews and summary features
  • Questions for discussion
  • Core teachings on Christianity that will challenge any seeker, new believer, or veteran belieber looking for a stronger foundation.  
    This guide is set up to be used with a small group Bible study - but could be used individually or with a spouse.  I chose to use it with my husband, and found that it fit perfectly.  It's appropriate for a once a week study that takes about an hour with discussion questions.  There is review within each chapter, much like a text book, so that key points and material are digested.  All of the points and focus are backed up with Scripture - totally biblical based.  The book doesn't present it self as "the only way".  It gives you points objectively, explaining the beliefs behind each type of theology.  It's flexible - presenting the various responsible positions that may be held on a subject.  The reader will find it easy to identify and expand upon their view or view of their church.  This guide also respectfully presents different evangelical positions, so there are no forced conclusions.  The book is easy to read, and seems friendly and warm.   It also contains a teaching outline so that you can present the book to your group with confidence.  I do recommend this book to anyone looking to brush up on biblical prophecy; or someone looking to strengthen their worldview for evangelism or debate. 

(I received this book free from as part of their blogging and book giveaway program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.")

NEXT UP!  Reviews coming your way this Fall....

She's Got Issues DVD Curriculum by Nicole Unice 

Monday's With My Old Pastor by Jose Navajo

The Power of Prophetic Blessing by John Hagee  (blog tour)

1 comment:

Irv said...


Many evangelicals believe that Christ will "rapture" them to heaven years before the second coming and (most importantly) well BEFORE Antichrist and his "tribulation." But Acts 2:34, 35 reveal that Jesus is at the Father's right hand in heaven until He leaves to destroy His earthly foes at the second coming. And Acts 3:21 says that Jesus “must” stay in heaven with the Father "until the times of restitution of all things” which includes, says Scofield, “the restoration of the theocracy under David’s Son” which obviously can’t begin before or during Antichrist’s reign. ("The Rapture Question," by the long time No. 1 pretrib authority John Walvoord, didn't dare to even list, in its scripture index, the above verses! They were also too hot for John Darby - the so-called "father of dispensationalism" - to list in the scripture index in his "Letters"!)
Paul explains the “times and the seasons” (I Thess. 5:1) of the catching up (I Thess. 4:17) as the “day of the Lord” (5:2) which FOLLOWS the posttrib sun/moon darkening (Matt. 24:29; Acts 2:20) WHEN “sudden destruction” (5:3) of the wicked occurs! The "rest" for "all them that believe" is also tied to such destruction in II Thess. 1:6-10! (If the wicked are destroyed before or during the trib, who'd be left alive to serve the Antichrist?) Paul also ties the change-into-immortality “rapture” (I Cor. 15:52) to the end of trib “death” (15:54). (Will death be ended before or during the trib? Of course not! And vs. 54 is also tied to Isa. 25:8 which Scofield views as Israel's posttrib resurrection!) It's amazing that the Olivet Discourse contains the "great commission" for the church but not even a hint of a pretrib rapture for the church!
Many don't know that before 1830 all Christians had always viewed I Thess. 4’s “catching up” as an integral part of the final second coming to earth. In 1830 this "rapture" was stretched forward and turned into an idolized separate coming of Christ. To further strengthen their novel view, which evangelical scholars overwhelmingly rejected throughout the 1800s, pretrib teachers in the early 1900s began to stretch forward the “day of the Lord” (what Darby and Scofield never dared to do) and hook it up with their already-stretched-forward “rapture.” Many leading evangelical scholars still weren’t convinced of pretrib, so pretrib teachers then began teaching that the “falling away” of II Thess. 2:3 is really a pretrib rapture (the same as saying that the “rapture” in 2:3 must happen before the “rapture” ["gathering"] in 2:1 can happen – the height of desperation!). Google "Walvoord Melts Ice" for more on this, and also Google "Pretrib Rapture Pride."
Other Google articles on the 183-year-old pretrib rapture view include “X-Raying Margaret,” "Margaret Macdonald's Rapture Chart," "Pretrib Rapture's Missing Lines," "Edward Irving is Unnerving," "The Unoriginal John Darby," "Catholics Did NOT Invent the Rapture," "The Real Manuel Lacunza," “Thomas Ice (Bloopers),” “Wily Jeffrey,” “The Rapture Index (Mad Theology),” “America’s Pretrib Rapture Traffickers,” “Roots of (Warlike) Christian Zionism,” “Scholars Weigh My Research,” “Pretrib Hypocrisy,” "Appendix F: Thou Shalt Not Steal," "Pretrib Rapture Secrecy," “Deceiving and Being Deceived,” "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty," "Famous Rapture Watchers," and "Morgan Edwards' Rapture View" – most by the author of the bestselling book “The Rapture Plot” (the most accurate and documented book on pretrib rapture history which is obtainable by calling 800.643.4645).
PS - For some final shocks Google "The Background Obama Can't Cover Up."

[Hello, Lacey. The above was spied on the web. Any reaction?]

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